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July 28th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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My regular doctor put me on birth control to try to reduce ovarian cysts. I just started it 10 days ago. I saw a specialist today and did alot of tests. said the bcp pills will not do anything for the type of cysts i have and to just finish out month and stp taking them all together. My question is, im only 10 days into them, going to be stopping them anyway, is it ok to just stop now ?
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July 29th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Go for it. The BCP gives you a steady dose of hormones every day. All the placebo pills do is give your body a break from the hormones to make you bleed; a phony "cycle" basically. You can stop them anytime, your body will go through the exact same hormone withdrawal if you stop right now or if you stop when the placebo pills are due.
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July 29th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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I did it. I stopped yesterday. So should i be expecting to have a period now or my regular period august 19th?
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July 29th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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You may not get a full period, it depends on how thick your lining is right now. You can probably expect some kind of bleeding or spotting in the next 7 - 10 days. Could happen sooner or later though, everyone's body reacts to the synthetic hormones differently!
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August 4th, 2011, 06:23 PM
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One more question...if i started the pill on my 1st day of af and stopped 8-10 days into it. Will i ovulate this month? I did spot a little when i 1st stopped. Now 17 days into my cycle and doing opks but got nothing! I thought because i came off it in the beginningof my cycle i would still o ???
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August 4th, 2011, 11:07 PM
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You can ovulate while on the BCP. It also works by keeping the lining of your uterus thin to prevent implantation. Everyone transitions off the synthetic hormones differently, even if you were only on for a few days. Ovulation may be delayed or it might happen right away, only time will tell.
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